For New & Current Clients

Site Preregistration

All winter test facility users are required to preregister in order to obtain a gate access badge to gain access to the facility. Click on the link to complete the preregistration form and we will contact you to confirm your registration.

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Current Weather & Track Conditions

See the weather, radar, forecast, and track conditions at a glance, all in one place.

Current conditions 

Weather Data from US Forest Service 

Event Calendar

See when the event center and conference rooms are available.

Event calendar 

Location & Directions

Shipping Address:

Smithers Rapra
21105 W. M-28 Bldg #3
Brimley, MI 49715

Property Location:

Smithers Rapra Winter Test Center
21105 W. M-28
Brimley, MI 49715-9122
Winter Season Telephone: (906) 248-5557
Winter Season Fax: (906) 248-5560
Off-Season Telephone: (330) 762-7441
Off-Season Fax: (330) 297-0038



The SWTC is located 340 miles north of Detroit on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Sault Ste. Marie. From Interstate 75 (I-75) take Route 28 west through the town of Raco. Our facility will appear on the left.

Air Travel

Airport Distance from Smithers WTC

Chippewa Country International Airport

25 Miles

Sault Ste. Marie Airport

41 Miles

Detroit Metro Airport

350 Miles


Hotel Distance from Smithers WTC

Bay Mills Resort & Casino

16 Miles

Hampton Inn*

27 Miles

Kewadin Casinos

29 Miles
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